The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant: The story is that of an of a giant, his garden and the children who used to play in it.

There was once a giant who had a beautiful garden. He had gone to visit his friend, the Ogre, for seven years. When he returned home, he found that children used his beautiful garden as their playground. Their happy voices as they played there infuriated the giant.

The Plot of The Selfish Giant

Very angry at the children, he shunned them out of his garden and built a tall fence around it. The children could not return to the garden.

As the seasons passed and the time for Spring to arrive came, the Giant waited eagerly to watch his garden bloom with beautiful flowers. However, he waited and waited but Spring never came to his garden.

Days passed by and the Giant grew worried and sad for his garden until one day he woke up in the morning to hear the laughter of the children and to see the touch of Spring in his garden. The Giant was very happy and he ran outside to play with the kids who had entered through a small hole in the fence.

The Selfish Giant
The cover of ‘The Selfish Giant’

As he played, he noticed a small boy stuck on top of a tree. The Giant very lovingly brought him down and when he asked his name, the kid ran away. From then on, every day, the Giant waited for his little friend to come but he never came.

After a very long time, when the Giant was old, he woke up in the morning and saw his little friend in his blooming garden. He quickly ran out and the child told him that he was the Christ and had come to take him to Heaven with him.  The Giant died peacefully and his soul rested in Heaven with God.

Review of The Selfish Giant

The Selfish Giant, written by Oscar Wilde, is a famous short story. It is one of the many many beautiful stories penned by the author.

A nice work of imagination, it is mainly for children with magical creatures like the Giant and the Ogre. It teaches the importance of sharing the good things in life and how it brings happiness to not just the one it is being shared with but also the one who is sharing.

The Selfish Giant
The cover of ‘The Selfish Giant’

A kind heart is always a blessing and is amply blessed by the Almighty. It also teaches that one gets what he gives. If you spread happiness, you will get happiness in return and if you give sadness to others, it also comes back to you many folds.

The Selfish Giant Story Summary

A very important story for the young ones to know, it is no less than a fable and is a must-read. This story holds different meanings for people of different age. Give it a read and find out what it means to you.

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